ANNUAL SURYAPOOJA FESTIVAL OF SRI VEDANARAYANASWAMY TEMPLE
Tirupati, March 6: Annual Surya Pooja Mahotsavam and Teppotsavam festivals of the Sri Vedanarayanaswami and his consort Vedavalli at Nagalapuram will be held from March 24-28.
Legends say that the purpose of Surya Puja was aimed to give resurgence to the body of Mahavishnu who in the Matsya Avatar had fought evil forces. The festival will also mark the ocassion of the direct sun rays falling on the idol of Mula Virat in the temple, 360 feet away from the Rajagopuram. It is reported that Sun rays will fall at the Idols feet on Day-1, touch the navel on Day-2 and the Crowned head on Day-3 and add spelndour to the divinity of the Vedanarayanaswamy mural virat.
During the five day event Snapana Thirumanjanam is performed every day to the Utsava idols of Sri Vedanarayana and Vedavalli in the morning. All devotees are provided the darshan of Surya Pooja from 5.30pm to 6.30 pm every day during the festival and Tiruvidhi Utsavam from 6.30 PM to 8 PM. Teppotsavam will be conducted every day from 6.30 PM to 7.30 PM from march 26 to 28th.
The holy divinity will give darshan to all devotees and bless them in the form of Sri Kodandaramaswami along with consort Sita on first day, on Muthyapupandiri Vahanam on Day-2 and on Shesha Vahanam in the Tiruvidhi Utsavam processions.
Special devotional and Bhakti cultural and Bhajan programs will be held at the venue every day under the auspices of the TTD Annamacharya Project.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI